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Latest on Volvo: 04 July, 2015

Luxury car maker Volvo Auto India has set a target of doubling its sales this year besides eyeing 10 per cent market share by 2020, a top official said. "Economy in India is prosperous now. I hope it will boost sales for premium car market also. This year we have set a target of double digit growth in India in terms of sales", Volvo Auto India, Managing Director, Tom Von Bonsdorff told reporters.

Summary

Volvo has 15 cars models available in India out of which 4 are hatchbacks, 6 are sedans and 5 are SUVs. Volvo has total of 2 petrol cars and 13 diesel cars. There are 15 automatic cars to select from. V40 is the most economical car with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 24,75,000/- and the most expensive model is XC90 with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 64,90,000/-. V40 is the latest car by Volvo launched on 2015-06-17 and priced at Rs. 24,75,000/- (ex-showroom price, Mumbai) - Read Expert Review on V40. C70 is the upcoming Volvo car in 2015. Popular Volvo cars in Jul-2015 are S60, V40 Cross Country and XC90. Find details on 11 Volvo new car dealers across India.

Volvo Car Corporation, Volvo Personvagnar AB, is a Swedish premium automobile manufacturer. Headquarters of the company are situated at VAK building in Gothenburg, and is owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group of China.

Founded in 1927, in Gothenburg, Sweden, Volvo Car Corporation was originally a subsidiary company to the ball bearing maker SKF. Until 1999, Volvo was controlled by AB Volvo and was acquired by Ford Motor Company as part of its Premier Automotive Group. In 2010, Geely Holding purchased the Swedish luxury carmaker from Ford.

The Swedish luxury carmaker develops and markets sedans, compact executive sedans, coupes, sports utility vehicles and station wagons. United States, Sweden, China and Belgium are among the largest markets for Volvo Cars. The company is working aggressively to increase its shares in other countries including India and European nations. Volvo Cars in India are popular among business executives and buyers looking for chauffer driven cars.

Volvo Auto India started operating in the country in 2008, and its first dealership was opened in Chandigarh in March 2008. The company later on opened dealerships in other cities including Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and others.

Indian Operations and Executive Managements

The key person for the Swedish luxury carmaker in India is Mr. Thomas Ernberg. He is the managing director for Volvo Auto India and is responsible for all the company's operation and decision in the country.

All Volvo cars in India are directly imported as CBU (Completely Built Unit) units in the country. Volvo Buses India Private Limited has its production unit in Hoskote, Karnataka, but this unit is developing commercial vehicles in the country. However, the company is planning to bring CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kits of its luxury cars and assemble them in India.

Products & Services

Volvo Cars India currently has 14 dealerships in the country. The company has sales outlets in major cities including Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Kochi, Mumbai, Pune, Ludhiana, Chennai, Coimbatore and Kolkata.

Environmental Initiatives

The Swedish luxury carmaker is yet to introduce electric, hybrid or cars with alternate propulsion in the Indian car market. In 2005, Volvo launched the company's first E85 flexi-fuel model in the Sweden market. Other cars with flexifuel engines include S40 and V50 and V70. At the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show, Volvo introduced the ReCharge plug-in hybrid concept car with an all-electric range of 97km. The company later announced the Volvo V70 plug-in hybrid and XC90 plug-in hybrid. Moreover, the Swedish maker also unveiled the Volvo C30 DRIVe Electric concept car at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The car has a lithium-ion battery, with a top speed of 130kmph and has an electric range of 150km.  It is expected that the company will launch the hybrid version of the Volvo XC90 SUV in the Indian car market.

Founder & First car

Volvo Car Corporation, or Volvo Personvagnar AB, is a Swedish luxury automobile maker, founded in 1927 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Volvo was originally formed as a subsidiary company of the ball bearing maker SKF. When Volvo AB was announced on the Swedish Stock exchange in 1935, SKF sold most of its shares. In 1999, Volvo Cars was owned by AB Volvo, and was acquired by Ford Motor Company as part of its Premier Automotive Group. Geely Holding Group then purchased entire Volvo stakes from Ford in 2010. The name Volvo is Latin word for "I roll". The Volvo symbol is basically an ancient chemistry sign for iron. This sign is used to show the strength of iron used in the car as Sweden is known for its quality iron. The grille features the diagonal line to hold the actual symbol, a circle with an arrow, in front of the radiator. Volvo OV 4 was the first car manufactured by Volvo. The OV 4 stands for Oppen Vagn 4 Cylindrar in Swedish, which means Open Carriage 4 Cylinders.

USP

Volvo car models are known for offering excellent luxury, safety and high performance to its buyers. Volvo cars are best known for its safety features, and company believes that the safety will be its brand USP. Volvo cars in India are popular among business executives and chauffer driven buyers. The company has also worked upon several engine technologies; the new engine range for the new breed of Volvos will offer high performance and fuel economy. More fuel efficient Volvo cars will arrive in the country in near future. Though almost all the Volvo cars are known for offering high mileage, the most fuel efficient Volvo Cars are - V40, S60 and V40 Cross Country.

Resale Value

The resale value of Volvo cars in India is pretty decent; however, the resale value of Mercedes, BMW and Audi cars are on higher side. Most Volvo car models are introduced in the country as CBU (Completely Built Unit) Units, which makes them pricier.

Competition

Volvo Cars is a Swedish luxury carmaker which competes against the likes of Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Jaguar.

Volvo Car Models

Volvo S60
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Rs. 34.4 - Rs. 42 lakhs
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Volvo S60

Volvo, the Swedish luxury carmaker introduced the S60 premium saloon to rival against the three Germans- Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. This premium saloon is benefitted with exciting design, new technology and a range of innovative safety features. Available in a diesel engine, the S60 sedan was the world's first car to feature Pedestrian Detection system which detects people walking in front of car. The vehicle also first debuted Advanced Stability Control and a range of features like Collision Warning with full automatic braking.

Volvo S80
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Rs. 35.25 - Rs. 40.25 lakhs
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Volvo S80

Volvo, the Swedish car maker, offers the S80 model, a sedan, in India with three types of engines. The vehicle boasts of the most streamlined braking and handling mechanism, a feature that allows drivers to cruise at high speeds without losing control, while its interiors and audio system make the drive pleasurable.

Volvo V40
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Rs. 24.75 - Rs. 27.75 lakhs
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Volvo V40

India is among the very few markets to receive the V40 Cross country before the hatchback model of the car on which the former is based. But the company finally brought the hatchback version in June 2015. The platform and specs of the V40 Cross Country and Volvo V40 hatchback are similar, but both the models have some difference in terms of exterior styling. While the Cross Country is more like a crossover with robust styling and an aggressive stance, the V40 hatchback looks plain.

Volvo V40 Cross Country
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Rs. 28.22 - Rs. 35.72 lakhs
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Volvo V40 Cross Country

The Volvo V40 belongs to the series of cars that have been manufactured by this Swedish auto maker since 2012. The V40 series is meant to be functional for a small family. In 2013, the company introduced an updated version of this small family car, named Volvo V40 cross country. This model was almost the same, but it differs when the size comes in question. It has bigger body panels, which are meant to protect the car. Along with this, these cars have bigger wheels and tyres that add to the driving pleasure.

Volvo XC60
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4.03 from 29 submission(s)
Rs. 48.7 - Rs. 56.3 lakhs
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Volvo XC60

XC60 is a fully loaded crossover from Volvo, which offers a luxurious drive to its occupants. The car came out in 2008 and since then it has been one of the best selling models of Volvo. XC60 got a nice built structure and is full of safety features. The company has integrated as many utilities as possible. Providing such nice features, it never compromises with its looks and the comfort level. The ease of sitting back and enjoying the ride is made more pleasing by the climate control scheme that is present in the car.

Volvo XC90
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Rs. 64.9 - Rs. 77.9 lakhs
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Volvo XC90

First launched in 2003, it took almost 12 years for the Volvo XC90 to receive the new-gen model. Unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the second generation XC90 is claimed to be the safest, and most economical and luxurious car in its league. The new generation SUV comes equipped with all-new infotainment system, rich cabin and new engine lineup. The SUV is based on Volvo's new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which will underpin other Volvo models in future.

Upcoming Volvo Cars in India

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